KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) There was a moment of silence before Game 6 of the World Series to honor Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, who died in an automobile accident last weekend in the Dominican Republic.
The 22-year-old Taveras, who made his big league debut this season, was buried earlier Tuesday in a funeral attended by Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and general manager John Mozeliak.
Royals starter Yordano Ventura, who was close friends with Taveras from their days in the minor leagues, paid tribute to the late outfielder by writing "RIP O.T" on his blue cap. Ventura also wrote "(hash)18," the number that Taveras wore when he played in the minors.